Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Startup Weekend: no talk, all action. Work to launch your startup in just 54 hours. Startup Weekend is a platform to help entrepreneurial enthusiasts turn their ideas into reality. A non-profit, grassroots organization based out of Seattle, it has an alumnus of 45,000 across 478 cities of the world.
The Bengaluru ‘Maker Edition’ is the first of its kind in India. It’s an event that provides hands-on opportunity at building your dreams with the support of experienced professionals. Work to translate your virtual ideas into a representative hardware prototype using technologies such as 3D-printers, micro-controllers and other exciting tools. You will also have the opportunity to get valuable feedback from entrepreneurial experts who will validate your ideas and help you develop go-to market strategies and viable business plans. The end goal of the event is for participants to set the stage to launch their business, all this in a 54-hour long weekend! Register now!
How does it work?
We aim to bring together enthusiasts like you to share ideas, form teams, build products, and, most importantly, launch startups.
- Friday: Attendees pitch their ideas and inspire others to join their teams. Teams are therefore created to work on the best ideas.
- Saturday and Sunday: This is where you build, build, build. And build some more. As this is a Maker Edition, teams will focus on building a prototype of their idea/product. During this period teams will also focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup methodologies and building a minimum viable product.
- Sunday: In the evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.
Why should you register?
Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
- Actually launch a business
Over 36% of Startup Weekends are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
- Get face time with thought leaders
Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.
Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities.
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.